Top 10 Tips To Consider While Hiring a Moving Company in Australia

Written by Isabella Brown

Many small business owners find that they need to upgrade their premises as their business grows. Hiring a professional mover will ensure that all your belongings are properly packed and protected during relocation.

The entire moving process takes a lot of time, planning and energy, and reliable movers can effectively ease your load.

We have 9 tips to reduce your risk and stress levels when hiring a removalist

Choose a recommended company:

Start by asking friends and family members if they’ve used a moving company lately. If they had a good experience, they’ll probably give you their removalist’s details

This is the best type of recommendation because you know that the company has tried and tested.

Accurate quotes:

Getting a quote from removal is one of the first steps to get started. Even though affordability is important,  you get what you pay for. The cheapest service provider may not be the best

Extra services and features:

While there are direct services such as packing and transportation, some companies offer a comprehensive range of service offerings including providing boxes, packing and unloading accessories. Often, reputable companies will include these additional services in their packages or offer them at a competitive price

Check your removalist’s credentials:

Once you’ve found a removalist you need to check their background and credentials. Especially if you are moving interstate you will need to have licensed and experienced movers

Don’t pay a large deposit:

Reputable movers, like these removalists in Eltham will not ask for a deposit. You only have to pay on delivery. Use your credit card when you pay to avoid opening yourself up to fraud

Moving inventory:

A reputable moving company will take inventory of all your belongings and determine the size and weight of your belongings. The estimator must be accurate and verify all storage areas such as cupboards, drawers, garages and bookcases

Avoid a Blank Moving Contract:

Never sign a blank contract. Get everything in writing. The mover’s estimate and any additional charges must be included, in addition to your pick-up and delivery dates. Read your contract and be sure to include all of your belongings. If your laptop is not marked in the inventory form that you sign before the driver leaves, it might not turn up when the truck is unloaded. You cannot file a claim for something that does not appear in the inventory list

Avoid Movers with a Number of Names:

Many businesses avoid being investigated by doing business under a variety of names by the Better Business Bureau. Ensure that the company has a local address and information about licensing and insurance

Stick To Your Delivery Date:

You may incur storage costs if you change your moving or delivery date. Ensure that you move into your new home on the scheduled date. Putting your packed boxes into storage on short notice can be incredibly expensive.

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About the author

Isabella Brown

Isabella Brown is working in the marketing division of CBD Movers for the past 7 years. She has an experience of 15 years in the niches of moving, packing and transportation. For the past two years, she has been staying in Eltham and has a special focus on movers in Eltham. When Isabella is not working she likes to play with her kids and two dogs.